This sounds more democratic than it really is — because I did, in fact wake up late (read as: just now) so I’m no farther along in my editing process than I was last night at 1:46 am, so I bring you up close and personal with a giant ball of fluffing fluff, known locally as “Maggie The Wonderdog!”
Also, a thanks to my commenter Bibz who totally got my “She’s so fluffy I could die!” reference from my previous post and posted a link to a YouTube video clip with an explanation (it’s a reference to the very clever animated movie “Despicable Me!”).
Here’s another view of the two “Fluffy Scenes” from the movie (via YouTube) — just watch the first 7-seconds and you’ll see what I mean. :)
Lastly, let’s close with yet another “Maggie Moment.”
(Above:I would do anything to get a hold of a pair of socks to chew, but in lieu of that, I would gladly jump up on your desk and chew your Wacom stylus pen until it is unrecognizable as a pen).
Hi Gang: It’s 1:46 am and after flying in from Atlanta tonight I just got through my first-look at the images from Sunday, and well….I’m just too darn tired to do a blog post now, so I’m calling in “lame.”
However, to distract you from my lameness, please enjoy this shot of our “she’s so fluffy I could die” bundle of all bark and no bite (and reliable provider of unsolicited lick-baths), it’s “Maggie the Wonderdog.”(Who’s a good girl? Maggie’s a good girl!).
My plan is to actually post some of the shots (at least the remote images with some production shots), later this morning, but that is a very “loose” plan and is subject to change based on a myriad of things ranging from me sleeping too late to Maggie the Wonder-dog needing to be taken to the groomer (hey, it could happen), or me actually showing up for the taping we have scheduled in our video studio, so basically, when you return later this morning, you could see:
(a) Football shots from five remote cameras, or…
(b) Another shot of Maggie TWD
I know you’re secretly hoping it will be another shot of Maggie and you may very well get your wish. :-)
The Falcons may have come up short at yesterday’s NFC Championship Game, but they had just an incredible season, and I was honored to be able to shoot the Falcons during the regular season, and the playoffs. Shooting alongside Falcon’s team photographers Michael Benford, Lynn Bass, Matt Lange all led by the wonderful Jimmy Cribbs, has truly been an honor this season, and I couldn’t’ ask to shoot alongside a greater group of guys. Plus, yesterday we got a special appearance from our buddy “Big Daddy Don Page,” which made it even more fun.
It’s really late (I’m still here in Atlanta — going to PPA’s ImagingUSA tradeshow tomorrow here in Atlanta), and I am just beat. So much so, I haven’t even downloaded my cards yet (and I can’t wait to see how the remote camera set-ups worked out), so I’m going to hit the sack — I’ll look at some of the shots tomorrow, and hopefully I’ll have some images to show you guys tomorrow.
Thanks again to everyone at the awesome Falcons organization for letting me shoot for you guys. It was a fantastic game, an amazing season, and the Falcons and their fans have a lot to be proud of. Go Falcons! #riseup!
It’s here! Our brand-new, just-launched magazine for photographers using Adobe’s Lightroom. We launched with two issues — a FREE launch issue (it’s a full regular issue so you can really get the look, feel and of course, the free training), and we also simultaneously released our 2nd issue ( regular issues are just $4.99. Less than an Extra Value Meal at McDonalds).
The magazine is all about teaching you how to make the most of your time in Lightroom and each issue has articles on everything from creating presets to organizing your images to my column on creating custom photo books, and much more. I’m the mag’s Publisher, but at the reins is Editor-in-Chief (& renown Lightroom guru) +Matt Kloskowski so you know it’s going to rock!
The magazine is available NOW on the App Store for the iPad (For more on our Android tablet development, see this video from +RC Concepcion demo-ing our sister-publication Light-it Magazine on an Android tablet: http://youtu.be/UjqLF7tAKz0 )
NOTE:These issues have embedded video, so the downloads are…well…lets just say we’re working on that part cause they’re pretty big and take a while to download. Patience is a virtue. :)
Shooting the NFC Championship Game on Sunday for the Falcons
OK, Brad’s been busy getting all my remote gear together for this Sunday’s game (see iPhone photo above). I’m going to be running FIVE remotes this time out, including one with a 300mm f/2.8 rigged at the top of the dome aiming down at the 50-yard-line. It’s a PocketWizard fiesta (using four of the new PocketWizard Plus III —- link).
Tried using a D5000 with a flip-out LCD screen for when I’m shooting fish-eye mounted on a monopod, but it seems like more work than it’s worth, so back to a full-frame body and shooting kinda blind with it. Can’t wait ’till game day :)
Above:We ordered a two-head floor mount from fplate.net (their stuff totally rocks!) so I can mount two cameras on the ground as the players make their entrance to the field through the smoke and fire.
Above:Ahhhh, there’s nothing more attractive than an iPhone photo of a Pelican case with a bunch of safety cables. We bought even more today for rigging that 300mm f/2.8 to the top of the dome.
When I saw I was on this list, I just couldn’t believe it!
When I first saw a link to the list in my feed, I thought someone was just bringing it to my attention, like “Hey, Scott — here’s something you might consider for your blog” and then as I’m scrolling through the 16 and I saw my name at #10, my jaw just dropped.
It’s very humbling to see the amazing photographers I’m surrounded by on that list (I just hope Jay Maisel doesn’t see that I’m ranked higher than Bresson, or he will fly down here from New York and personally beat the living daylights out of me). LOL! Here’s the link to see the full list: http://bit.ly/UNA31P
Thanks again to ExpertPhotography.com and to all the great folks who visit my blog during the year. :-)
Hope you all have a kick butt weekend. Don’t forget: GO FALCONS! (which is to show my support for the Falcons, but for some reason when I say it, it just brings out 49ers fan saying mean things instead). LOL! #riseup!
The Business Side of Ed Greenberg: Copyright Protection for Photographers
As part of our ever-growing lineup of business classes, copyright attorney Ed Greenberg sat down with Mia McCormick for an in-depth interview on the importance of copyright for photographers in his class The Business Side of Ed Greenberg: Copyright Protection for Photographers. Don’t let the name fool you though, copyright isn’t the only thing he talks about… He shares stories about model releases, contracts, and dealing with copyright infringement as well (the name of the class was already long enough though, so it’s kinda hard to fit all that in there ;-)
So, head on over to KelbyTraining.com today to have your questions answered by one of the toughest New York City attorneys in the business, and leave a comment for your chance to win a free 3-day rental of this class!
Leave a comment for your chance to win a free 3-day rental of this class!
Kelby Training Live
The first seminars of the year are on the calendar, including a new tour with Ben Willmore! Check out these dates:
Leave a comment for your chance to win a free ticket to one of these events!
Photoshop World Orlando
Where can you find your favorite instructors like Joe McNally, Dave Black, Moose Peterson, Joel Grimes, and more all in one place? Photoshop World Orlando! Not only do we have new instructors like former Disney illustrator Aaron Blaise, New York City wedding photographer/WPPI President Jason Groupp, and Photoshop Cafe owner Colin Smith, but there are also new pre-conference workshops to check out!
If you haven’t seen the new class schedule and instructor lineup, head on over to PhotoshopWorld.com to get all the info and register to join us April 17-19 in Orlando. And, register for the conference this week and leave a comment here for your chance to win a free Speed Pass that will get you priority seating in all the classes and the opening keynote!
Photoshop Freak Show with Glyn Dewis & Calvin Hollywood Glyn Dewis and Calvin Hollywood are teaming up to bring you the Photoshop Freak Show, a one-day seminar in London on Sunday March 24th! They’ll be showing a whole mix of techniques for Beauty & Portrait Retouching, Compositing, Special Effects, Adjustments, Workflow, and more.
Tickets are just £79 per person, and you can find out more info and register at PhotoshopFreakShow.com. Space is limited, so don’t wait!